The map requires a large java script download in order to function correctly. There is no need to do anything, the download happens automatically. Download size is approximately 460KB. Download times are approximately: Dialup 1m 5s, ISDN 28s, Broadband 4s. The component is a one time download and will remain cached. Once the component has downloaded then maps will load in to the map view.
To pan the map click on the map in the area that you are interested in and drag the map to the centre of the page. Alternatively use the scroll arrows located in the top left corner of the map.
To zoom in and out of the map, position the cursor at the centre of the desired zoom position and scroll the middle mouse wheel towards the screen to zoom in and away from the screen to zoom out.
Alternatively left click the
The map will then zoom to that position and area.
Over the top of some roads there is a coloured line. This coloured line represents
the current recorded road speed for that section of the road. The colour of the
line indicates the speed of traffic. Green signifies free flowing, amber a moderate delay and red a severe delay.
You may notice that the overlays do not always follow the road exactly. Due to data
licensing constraints we are only able to create road overlays from junction to
Each icon on the map represents something that may be of interest, please see below for the explanations.
Static map information are map layers that show static information such as gritting routes and local boundaries. Only one static layer can be displayed at any one time.
PLEASE NOTE: NEVER ASSUME A ROAD HAS BEEN SALTED
There are a number of different icons shown on the map. They are listed below:
Some icons can appear with a surrounding colour other than green. When this is the
case the colour denotes the severity of item in question. Red denotes severe, amber
denotes moderate and finally green denotes slight. The different icons are shown
Severe delays icon for an accident.
Moderate delays icon for an accident.
Slight delays icon for an accident.
Car parks are represented slightly differently to the rest of the items. For car
parks there is a bar down the left had side. This bar denotes how full the car park
is or if it is closed. The different icons are shown below.
Car park closed icon.
Car park empty icon.
Car park medium fill icon.
Car park full icon.
Some items shown on the map are active, whilst others are likely to become active
in the near future. This is represented in the background colour of the icon. Note,
the colour of the triangle also varies according to the severity. The different
icons are shown below.
Currently active Roadwork causing severe delay icon.
Roadwork that is planned in the near future that is likely to cause severe delay